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Running or jogging <6 miles/week 12 8.76%
Running or jogging >6 miles/week 22 16.06%
Go to gym <3 times/week 34 24.82%
Go to gym >4 times/week 30 21.90%
Walking <4 days/week 25 18.25%
Walking >5 days/week 45 32.85%
Yoga or aerobics 16 11.68%
Bicycling 37 27.01%
12 oz curls is my limit! 4 2.92%
None, exercise is for others to do! 6 4.38%
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:53 AM   #41
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Whaat? Everyone's a cheapskate and lots of them are curmudgeons. Who wants to date that?

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This site is full of well to do folks who are healthy. It should have its own dating site and charge premium.
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Water exercise 5 mornings a week and some walking. One to three hours of gardening per day in spring, summer, and fall.
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Whaat? Everyone's a cheapskate and lots of them are curmudgeons. Who wants to date that?
You say that like it's a bad thing!
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Whaat? Everyone's a cheapskate and lots of them are curmudgeons. Who wants to date that?

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You say that like it's a bad thing!
It must be, or at least it's considered suspicious behavior. I've noticed guys with drinking problems, criminal tendencies, and no money, who like to slap women around seem to have no problem hooking up.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:26 PM   #45
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I run 40 to 50 miles per week (over 2000 miles for 2014) and try to do high intensity interval training (like PiYo) 4 to 5 days per week. I've developed a Morton's neuroma, so my mileage will likely suffer in 2015. I bought an Elliptigo in the unfortunate case that my running career is severely hampered or over (sigh).
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Naturally not everyone on the board is a curmudgeon, plus I'm sure relatively few of us are hooker-uppers and slapper-arounders!

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It must be, or at least it's considered suspicious behavior. I've noticed guys with drinking problems, criminal tendencies, and no money, who like to slap women around seem to have no problem hooking up.
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Hmmm - celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary 3 months ago- we both exercised when we met and dated for a year.

Now 18 lbs and 3 inches more waist and the wife ain't talking but we are both getting back to diet, exercise, and walking. Haphazardly and slowly but we both know we must return to some form of yesteryear.



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It must be, or at least it's considered suspicious behavior. I've noticed guys with drinking problems, criminal tendencies, and no money, who like to slap women around seem to have no problem hooking up.
I've got my wife-beater undershirt. Maybe that will get me some action?

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We go to to the gym every other day unless something prevents it, then go the next day, so it is 3 or 4 times a week. We started a bit over a year ago partly inspired by reading Younger Next Year and partly because I could feel the atrophy setting in big time and wanted to reverse that. DW had started twice but was sidetracked by dealing with FIL issues at the time.

No big changes in weight, in fact for the first time in my life I'm having a hard time keeping weight off. But the weights I'm lifting have more than doubled in the last year although I seriously doubt I'll be able to do that this year. One does get to diminishing returns on effort expended and there is an upper limit somewhere.

But I feel much better and of course my doctor is enthused about me staying with the exercise.
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- shovel snow
- split logs
- shovel more snow
- push cars out of snow
- shovel even more snow
- split a few more logs
- shovel more snow
- salvage a few dead trees
- shovel more f..ing snow
- split more f..ing logs
Ha..........I swear, you are living my life! I do all that stuff too (plus tending a vegetable garden, mowing a big lawn with a hand mower, etc), but I usually add in some short daily workouts also. I do chin-ups in the morning when I get up (got one of those chin up bars that you put in a doorway). Later in the day, I try do some squats, at least on most days. Every day I take my dog (a yellow lab) out for at least 2 long walk/jogs (up and down the hills around our house). On those, I try to sprint full out for a minute or so, to get my heart rate up to the desired level. Everything I read indicates that it's very beneficial to get the heart rate up to 80% for even a minute or two a day if possible, and sprints are the best way for me to do it.
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350 calories burned minimum per day by doing something active. Plus normal walking around, housework, etc.
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I did my after-work running yesterday, wow did the weather make it hard to stay motivated. Completed my 2 miles, had to convince myself to keep going through the whole time. Right about freezing actual temp, but a very strong 30-40 mph cold wind blowing. My nose and ears were very cold, and other exposed skin on face and neck also felt the chill. At least I got a lot of fresh air! Took me several hours to really warm back up. I am ready for this cold weather to stop!
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As it stands now I have the 5 days at the gym, weekends are dog walking (~4-5miles/day) and bike riding ~30-50miles. The walking will increase when I retire as should the biking, but the days at the gym might decrease (since it will be much further away that it is when I go at lunch) but the time at the gym could increase since I won't have meetings to get back to ...
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I am a fifth degree black belt and I work out in class probably 2-3 time a week.. I also work out on my own about once or twice.

I played rugby for about 13 years and lifted a lot back then, do not lift at all now.
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Well, maybe Exercise is good for you. I certainly enjoyed this workout:


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Right now I do one day of push/pull (chest, back, shoulders, arms); one day of arms/shoulders, elastic tubing work and hitting heavy bag; and then leg day which includes weight lifting and sprinting. So thats basically weight training three times a week, and then I get in another day or two of inclined treadmill walking, heavy bag work, ball slams, and elastic tubing. Most workout are 45 min, but never more than 1 hr long. I like to change up my routine about every 12-16 weeks.
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Well, I will not be doing much of anything, as today I fell while exercising and sprained my right wrist. Can't drive. Ow.
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Well, I will not be doing much of anything, as today I fell while exercising and sprained my right wrist. Can't drive. Ow.
Ouch. Hope it heals soon for you.
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I lift weights at the gym on MWF and I am pretty serious about it.

Also I do a variety of light cardio workouts there or at home, now and then, because I know I should.

I don't especially like cardio but I love lifting weights.
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